Kompong Phluk Half Day in Siem Reap ( $ 38 per person)(Children 10 years and under are half priced)
Our exploring journey to Kompong Phluk or Kampong Phluk (same village, different spelling) floating villages and stilted homes is one of our most popular , and after 20 years of conducting this cruise tour, we know of all the great places to visit, in fact some of our guides for this tour was actually born here, makes it even more exciting for our guests, we leave Siem Reap just before 8:30 am, (our Tara riverboat lake guide will meet you in your hotel or guesthouse foyer area)and travel (via a/c car)south/east through small beautiful rural villages and rice fields towards the great lake. Depending on the time of year and the current water levels we go as far as we can by road where our boats will be waiting for you. We travel the rest of the way by boat down the Kompong Phluk river and into the main fishing village.
Free Pick up and return to hotels in Siem Reap included.
The fishing village is home to 3000 predominately Khmer fishing people, where, depending on the time of year, we will either sail on through the main street of the village (when the water is high the roads become a river) or walk along it in the low water level season. Whichever way its a great opportunity to see how the rural fishing villages work/live and go about their daily tasks. There are a few schools, large Buddha pagoda with a Monks Training school and many stilted homes towering some 9 meters high to adapt to the changing water levels. It is a lovely peaceful place to visit anytime of the year, as well as seeing how a vast majority of Cambodians live as fishermen or farmers and get an insight into their way of life. (We supply drinks and light fruits for lunch as part of this tour)
From there we transfer into our small boats and row you through the flooded forest of Kompong Phluk (or if the water levels are low, we walk through the treetop canopy walkway). The name of Kompong Phluk means “Harbor of the tusks”. We then proceed onto the great lake itself and see the small floating villages which are doted around the lake and move in and out depending on the water levels, as the community works around the seasonal variance of the great lake as the actual level of the lake can vary by up to 10 meters.
All our boats are licensed and captained by experienced drivers, and all include life jackets. We also have back up boats as with all our tours the Kompong Phluk special half day includes everything with no more to pay. We only have limited numbers and specialize in taking smaller groups, so booking is recommended the day before. Booking can be done via the website or by phone (092 957 765). (Our guides for this tour were born in this village) so giving an excellent insight as to how the village operates. (No More to Pay), includes flooded forest tour, (please note. all our tours we operate are including all Government fees and taxes, and all entry fees and boats) So unlike other operators our stated prices include everything. No Hidden Costs. So simply the best way to experience the floating and Stilted homes and fishing villages. We come highly recommended by leading travel publications, blogs and journals, also most leading hotels and travel agents in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh recommend our tours.
We at Tara Riverboat tours own all our own boats, ensuring you are not waiting in line for other guests to fill up the public boats (as other operators do), saving you both time and money.
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NOTE as of 1st July 2022, we can now enter the flooded forest, as the water levels are now good to go)
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